The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2020-2021  Issue: 12
June 2, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor David’s Message

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, not sure that many words are needed for the picture Susan took at my last noon zoom!

Yes, this is what most of my zoom meetings look like, making sure I had the correct Rotary logo displayed on my clothes or wearing my Rotary pin!
What a Rotary year!
A year ago, the district conference committee cancelled our in-person conference at the RBC Convention Center and looked at a different conference and keep members engaged?
They did it!
Our district conference this year is comprised of 9 noon zoom’s meetings since July 2020 to May 2021 with over 1000 members attending, providing members the opportunity to hear about Rotary outside their club, Environment Day all clubs decide best day and what fits their community, plus Celebrating 50 years of Rotary Youth Exchange on June 5th starting at 9:00am.
As Rotary Youth Exchange alumni, Rotarians, and host families, you have been part of something extraordinary—full of fond memories, challenges, new experiences, struggles, and lifelong bonds—and now we want you to join our District 6330 celebration. Currently we have 370 registered guests and room for you too!
Our District Conference Noon Zoom’s had over 10,000 YouTube impressions and over 2500 views in case you missed an exchange you will find the listings below.
Here is summary of clubs who have completed the registration for our Environment Day (click here to view).
Hope you have enjoyed this Rotary year!
When Covid 19 hit the world, most people thought we need to stay home for a few weeks, and this will go away!
Rotarians responded as Rotarians do!
Provide medical supplies here and around the world, provide support to those in homes by calling or connecting with zoom, in person meetings switch to virtual, membership growth thru engagement, new fundraising to support food banks, the most vulnerable and global needs.
To all the club presidents, assistant governors and all district leaders, thank you for your leadership and dedication in this historical year.
To all our 2027 Interact, Rotaract and Rotarians in District 6330, thank you for all you have done to support Rotary through these challenging times!
Susan and I are in awe as we reflect on this amazing people we have met and appreciate the opportunity to serve, thanks again for the opportunity!
DGE Erin and Daniel, you are in for an incredible experience, enjoy opening opportunities that will Serve to Change Lives!
List of NOON ZOOM Seminars
July 14, 2020 Rotary International President Holger Knaack
September 23, 2020 Youth Exchange Panel
District 6330 Governor David Elliott Address to Members
October 24th End Polio Now - An Appeal from District 6330
November 10, 2020 Honoring our Veterans
December 9, 2020 Rotary International President 2022-23 Jennifer Jones
January 12, 2021 - Cyber Security
February 2021 Rotary Environment Day
May 19, 2021 Noon Zoom Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21


P. 519.870.5268
Upcoming Club and Area Events
Global Day of Parents
Jun 01, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of London Hyde Park charter date
Jun 03, 2021 8:00 AM
District Conference
Jun 04, 2021 - Jun 05, 2021
Rotary Club of Sarnia Lambton After-Hours charter date
Jun 05, 2021 8:00 AM
World Environment Day
Jun 05, 2021 8:00 AM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
Celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange!

Register today for D6330 RYE50 - June 5, 2021

We are getting close to Saturday, June 5, when we will be celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange in D6330! We already have over 350 registrants, but we know there are plenty more RYE alumni, host families, and Rotarians out there who have been involved in the program and want to celebrate with us! From guest speakers to fun polls to breakout rooms, this is a wonderful opportunity to see what the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in D6330 has achieved over the past 50 years, and to reconnect with past exchange students, host families, YEOs, and more!
Don't wait— Register HERE Today 
Eaglesham School
Last week the world learned that 215 bodies of Indigenous children were found in an unmarked mass grave on the property of the former Kamloops Residential School. This is a horrific reminder of a time in Canada's history that saw children torn from their families and placed in the residential school system. There are thousands of children still unaccounted for from this time. While we may be tempted to say this is in the past, over 7 generations of Indigenous people continue to feel indescribable effects of personal and intergenerational trauma to this day. This is not just a historical issue; it is a current issue.

Speaking as a descendant of settlers, we need to sit with the discomfort of our country's actions, that though we might not be directly responsible, we still greatly benefit from colonization in Canada. The discovery of the bodies of lost souls underscores the need for us to begin the work of understanding and reconciliation.
Our May Noon Zoom featuring John Currie ED of HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples), and Clay Melnike District 6330 HIP Co-ordinator  was a first step in what will be a journey through some dark places on the way to enlightenment and unity.
Here is the link in case you missed it;
To honour the lives and spirits of those 215 children, I encourage you to wear orange this week.

If you are able to, please take a moment to pause @ 2:15pm and remember the children that never returned to their families and communities.
Yours in Rotary,
David Elliott
District Governor 2020-21
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Paul Harris Society wants you!
YOU can give people in Developing Countries a Hand Up
Hand Up is a group of approximately 15 Rotarians from across District 6330 who share a passion for International work.  As you may be aware, Hand Up has not completed an International Project in the past year.  Well, we are back and moving full speed ahead.
COVID caused us to pause and the ongoing Civil War in Cameroon, Africa is making it difficult for us to continue projects in that area.  So, we are now looking at completing a water project in the village of Todos Santos in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala.
Todos Santos is home to a community of native Mayan people who live high up in the mountains.  Using gravity to transport water from the top of the mountain, the community already has a water system in place.  However, during the dry season, they run out of water.  The current small cistern stores some water, but it is unable to see the community through the dry months. 
RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders 2021 (May 14-15) - What a success!
Well, another successful RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders is in the books! It was an amazing Seminar—we were absolutely blown away by the energy and enthusiasm of both the leaders and the students! The activities discussions were impactful, the speakers were engaging and inspiring, and we've already heard that at least one student wants to do it again next year!
We'd like to thank all of the clubs who continue to sponsor students to attend the Seminar each year. We know there were some bumps in the road this year, due to both covid and the event being virtual as well as to the Satellite Club of London helping organize it for the first time, and we truly appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping to recruit students for this high-quality program and experience.

We recommend that you reach out to your sponsored student(s) and ask them to present to your club about their experience at this year's Seminar. It's a great way for them to continuing practicing their leadership skills, and also a great way for you to stay connected to them. We also recommend that you consider getting them involved in Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, or Rotaract, as these are prime candidates for these wonderful Rotary programs. If your club doesn't have one or any of these programs, contact another local club who does so you can refer the students! Finally, we recommend that you keep in contact with these students! Invite them to your meetings, Christmas party, summer BBQ, fundraisers, and service projects—they are motivated and inspiring young people who may one day become Rotarians, if we commit to nurturing and fostering their interest in Service Above Self. Some of them may reach out to you on their own, but don't wait—reach out to them and get the ball rolling!

Last but not least, save the date! We have tentatively scheduled RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders (RSFTL) 2022 for May 13-15, 2022. And, if all goes well—it'll be an in-person event!

Thank you again for all your support in making this event a success, and we look forward to telling you all about (RSFTL 2022!
D6330 RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders Committee
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 26 May, 2021

End Polio Now Tulip Sale
For further information as to how Clubs can sell bulbs, contact: Joan Fisher, District Tulip Co-ordinator, at email:, phone: 519-432-3954.

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Shelter Box Update
You’ve helped two million people!
Thanks to your compassion and dedication to humanitarian values, together with Rotary we have now supported 2 million people in 98 countries around the world with emergency shelter.
While it took 15 years to help 1 million people, you have helped us reach our second million in the space of just 5.5 years. That’s two million people who have been able to recover after disaster and conflict, all thanks to YOU!
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